About Me

Itsy Bitsy Vintage was established by Carol Bean and Carole Hunt in 2011 in response to their shared passion for vintage china, textiles, decorative items and all things hand made. Now run by Carol Bean alone and based in Morecambe, Itsy Bitsy offers prop hire and party styling across the Lancaster & Morecambe District. Having helped to create bespoke vintage decor for many weddings and parties since the business began, and garnering attention from the local and national wedding press, Itsy Bitsy's services are ideal for vintage weddings and unique events in village halls, heritage venues and hotels alike.

Hi, I'm Carol. I trained in Art and Design, have a background in arts administration, gallery work and the antiquarian trade. I have been a serious collector of all things vintage since my teenage years.!

More about Itsy Bitsy Vintage...

My love of all things shiny and decorative was born out of my Nanny Lena, her eclectic taste in home wares and her love of dressing up. 

My grandparents travelled across Europe in the 50's in a classic caravan and made many purchases on the continent during their travels. It was these purchases, and the glamorous outfits my Nanny wore, that fascinated me during my childhood. Nanny Lena had an entire chest filled with costume jewellery which she would let myself and my sisters rummage through to our hearts content. 

Her bold 1950's vintage china collections with large roses, gilt work and striking glazes, and her gold hostess trolley filled with fun patterned cocktail glasses and brightly coloured liquors, played centre stage at all family occasions and celebrations

No surprise that I became a serious collector in my 20's and ran a vintage stall at Camden Market with my sister. Many careers later, a family of my own, the only female in a house of males, I'm drawn back to Vintage like a moth to a flame. My bit of glamour, history, and feminine indulgence in an otherwise busy and noisy house filled with men and camera equipment.

Why choose vintage?

I love the quality, craftsmanship, uniqueness, and sometimes kitsch nature of vintage design. Items which have been cherished and enjoyed for generations, objects that contain a story. I hope that when you use the beautiful prop collections of Itsy Bitsy Vintage I can inspire a fondness for the past and an appreciation for the quality, glamour and fun of bygone times. A nostalgic talking point for yourselves and your guests on your special day!